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The Comedy Lineup introduces 8 of your new favorite stand-ups

The Comedy Lineup’s first lineup, from left: Sabrina Jalees, Tim Dillon, Sam Jay, Jak Knight, Michelle Buteau, Phil Wang, Ian Karmel, Taylor Tomlinson
Photo: Jackson Davis (Netflix)

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, July 3. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

The Comedy Lineup (Netflix): While the streaming platform continues to flood the zone with new hour-long stand-up specials, Netflix premieres its latest strategy for gobbling up as much live-on-tape comedy as possible: 15-minute sets, delivered in bulk, under the banner of The Comedy Lineup. Think of it like speed dating, but the person across the table is holding a microphone, and there’s no table because they’re on stage, and they’re doing all the talking, and that talking follows particular rhythmic patterns peppered with thought-out jokes. Whenever you’re ready, Michelle Buteau, Tim Dillon, Sabrina Jalees, Sam Jay, Ian Karmel, Jak Knight, Taylor Tomlinson, and Phil Wang are waiting for you.


Regular coverage

Steven Universe (Cartoon Network, 7:30 p.m.)
The Bold Type (Freeform, 8 p.m.)

Wild card

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel, 9 p.m.): Should you be among the lucky who’ll get to commemorate the United States’ independence from Great Britain by not going into work tomorrow and, say, housing a bunch of beer, barbecue, and/or bite-sized Netflix stand-up specials, here’s a little pre-game action, courtesy of late American hero Anthony Bourdain and his 2012 trip to the country’s smoked-meat capital, Kansas City.

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